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Old 01-02-2005, 05:24 PM   #11
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Old 01-02-2005, 06:57 PM   #12
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My friends Edge shocky with the Axi 2204/54 and a 2S apogee 830 is 6 oz or maybe a little under and has pretty big power and flys like a feather indoors (until I had a midair with him !!! LOL)

If you do indoors weight is killer, the lighter the better. A 2s pack is 30% lighter than the same size 3s pack, and generally the battery is the single heaviest component of the plane.

If you do run 3s its better to run smaller packs like 400ish sizes. I use a 3s 420 Apogee on my 2204/54 and get 2:1 power out of that combo on my Blade with around 10 minutes of flight time.
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Old 01-02-2005, 08:01 PM   #13
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Gary: These guys are giving good advice. Weight is the killer on these planes. You want a 2S pack, and the motor that will do it justice. The AXI 2204/54 is good - so is one of the GoBrushless outrunners tthat you can wind yourself. You want a motor that weighs an ounce (28g) or less. The less the better for these planes is the word. A 2S battery weighs less than a 3S. Think about it - weigh everything - and I mean everything!

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Old 01-02-2005, 08:08 PM   #14
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go easy on the glue too you do not need as much glue on these as you do 35% planes
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